Life is beautiful.
Life is precious.
Life is sweet. So so sweet.
Yet life is short.
Life can sometimes be cruel.
And at other times, it can be unexplainable.
Yesterday I received news about my sweet friend, Jennifer's, sister who was tragically killed in a car accident and my heart literally sank into my stomach. I wanted to turn my car around, run home, put my arms around my husband and just stay there in his safety in hopes that nothing like this would ever happen to either one of us. I wanted to curl up in a ball and stay there for the rest of my life. Just Beau and I.
We just don't realize how blessed we are each and every day until we receive little reminders like this. Reminders that show us how perfect each sunrise is, whether it's pouring down rain or not a cloud in the sky. Reminders that every breath we take is a gift from God. Reminders of how important it is to tell your loved ones just how much you care about them every chance you get.
Forget about work, exercise, money, bills, shopping, weddings, building a house, traveling, etc.
What's important is today.
This very moment.
Once this moment is gone, it's gone.
We won't ever get it back.
My heart hurts knowing someone so innocent, so beautiful, so passionate and full of life was taken from this earth in such an instant. My heart cries for my dear friend, Jennifer, who lost her sister, her best friend in this entire world. My heart breaks knowing what her mom might be going through having to bury her own child.
I'd like to say "I can't even imagine" but I can. I have. And you know what? It sucks.
Sometimes life just sucks.
But then we wake up to yet another beautiful sunrise, with our perfect little angels looking down at us and realize...life doesn't suck all the time. Just sometimes. Life really is beautiful, and precious and so so sweet.
So don't ever forget that.
Go out and live today as if it were your last. Give your significant other an extra tight bear hug and a kiss bigger thank Texas. Call your momma and your daddy on your way to work and let them know how much you love 'em. Send an extra special text message to your sibling just to let them know you're thinking about them. And don't forget to thank Him for blessing you with yet another beautiful sunrise, another breath of fresh air and loved ones to lean on when times are tough...
...because at the end of the day, these are the things that matter the most.